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Crimean Tatar Dilyaver Gafarov, who was detained during searches in the village of Kirovsky district of the annexed Crimea, is suspected by Russian occupiers in participating in an illegal armed formation, public association Crimean Solidarity reported on Facebook.

It is also noted that Gafarov was allegedly in the ranks of an armed formation in the territory of another state.

"UPD_3. Dilyaver Gafarov was arrested on suspicion of committing a crime under Part 2 of Art. 208 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Participation in an armed formation not stipulated by the federal law, as well as participation  in armed formation in the territory of a foreign state not provided for by the legislation of this state for purposes contrary to the interests of the Russian Federation."

In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed a protest in connection with the another search in the Crimea.

"The Foreign Ministry resolutely protests against the further increase of repression by the RF against the citizens of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories of the AR Crimea and Sevastopol.

We demand that the aggressor-state Russian Federation to immediately cease the persecution of activists and human rights activists in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, release all illegally detained citizens of Ukraine and resume the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people. "

QHA reported that in the morning of October 30, Russian security forces came with a search in the house of the Crimean Tatar Gafarov in the village of Zhemchuzhne in the Crimea. During the searches, a laptop, phone, documents, including Russian and Ukrainian passports were seized.

Dilyaver Gafarov was taken to Simferopol, according to the security forces, to the insulator. An attorney with his parents followed him. Gafarov worked as a shop seller, and never had any complaints from the security forces before.

QHA